Underwater infrared video shows lobsters eating other lobsters
By: Leigh Goessl
In what is described in the media as a first-of-its-kind study, a marine biology student at the University of Maine has captured footage of lobsters eating other lobsters in the wild. While this type of crustacean cannibalism has been seen before, usually it was observed...
Mysterious sea creature in Spain leaves scientists scratching their heads
By: Leigh Goessl
A mysterious horned sea monster had the world baffled after it recently washed up on a beach in Spain. Already decomposed, the corpse of the unknown creature appeared on the Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos. It had been initially found by...
By: Michael Prather - 660563
Perhaps the single most breathtaking aquatic sight on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef, has been named one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Stretching 3,000 km along Australia’s coast, the reef is home to more than 1,500 species of tropical...
How persistent organic pollutants threaten killer whale populations
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The oceans of the earth are contaminated with many things. The main toxins that are currently alarming for the orcas are the persistent organic pollutants (POPS). Contaminants that fall under this umbrella are PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyls), PBDE’s (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), dioxins and furans...
By: Ken Grant
Killer whale populations are endemic to all of the world’s oceans. These animals, also referred to as the orca or orca whale, have a broad range of food sources, which include fish, marine animals and other whales. These whales have no natural predators and...
'Supergiant' crustaceans found in ocean depths
By: Leigh Goessl
A remarkable discovery was made near New Zealand under the deep seas of Kermadec Trench. While on an expedition to explore the ocean depths, scientists from the United Kingdom and New Zealand had laid a trap about four miles (6.4 kilometers) down. What they...
By: Sharon Agun
Space may be the final frontier, but it is an unexplored frontier a bit closer to home that has long captured the imagination. In 1869, with the publication of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," Jules Verne captured the imagination of the seafaring nations...
By: Shannon Farlouis
An international research team has recently discovered that the climate change can contribute to a wide variety and a large number of marine species of animals and plants becoming homeless. The climate change is producing warmer temperatures for a longer period of time and this...
New species of walking shark is discovered
By: Leigh Goessl
A group of scientists from Australia have identified a new species of shark. Instead of the usual flowing through the water movements sharks typically display, this type of shark appears to touch the ground with its fins, giving it a unique type of gait. Found...
By: Michael Totten
Sea lions frequently dive down to the depths and ocean pressures where large amounts of nitrogen would be forced into the blood. As air-breathing mammals, they must also return regularly to the sea surface to breathe. In humans, this rapid change of pressures would result...

 

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